Lancashire parish registers now online at Ancestry.co.uk. It is always exciting when I log onto Ancestry.co.uk and I see an announcement for a new set of records. Today it is the turn of Lancashire and Ancestry in partnership with Lancashire Archives have put online Lancashire parish registers.
The dataset comprises the following
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1538 – 1812
Baptisms 1813 – 1911
Marriages & Banns 1754 – 1936
Burials 1813 – 1986
Confirmations 1856 – 1922
The collection is of images from parish registers and these images have been indexed so you get the joy of seeing the original documents as if you were in the archives.
When I clicked on the announcement box I noticed that just below the blurb about the new release there was a range of videos about Parish Registers featuring Tony Robinson & Angela Crouch. They are more a promotion for Ancestry than a teaching aid and only last about a minute, but are interesting to look at if only for the background viewing of lovely old churches and churchyards.